Everyone loves being around responsible adults, but sometimes it is hard to imagine that your crazy little toddler or your moody teenager will ever grow into that type of adult. How can you possibly teach your children responsibility from a young age when it only seems to make more work for you? Here are five tips for molding that kind of behavior and for helping your little ones understand that they have a vital part in society.
Sustainability is a concept that, for many people, is still vague and airy. Many don’t realize what it means: to be acting in a way that could be continued forever. In context, sustainability means not taking more resources from the planet than we are able to put back in. If your kid doesn’t understand what it is, here are seven compelling reasons to change that right away.
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Kids know that Easter is about spending time with family and of course, candy. But there is so much more to Easter that your kids may not know. Here are some fun Easter facts for kids.
Easter is the time of the year when chocolate is eaten more than any other time of the year. According to the National Retail Foundation, $2.1 billion is spent each year on Easter candy alone. According to the Foundation, 89% of people eat the ears first on a chocolate Easter bunny.
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Many parents cringe at the thought of boarding and sitting in an airplane with their kids. While flying with kids is not always a fun time, there are some things you can do to make things easier, before and during the flight.
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Disciplining is part of bringing up children, but it confuses and exhausts many parents. It is a joy to have well-behaved children, but this does not just happen out of the blue. It takes hard work, consistency, patience, and determination. What you need to remember is that even the well-behaved children have their downward moments. Children also have their weak points, and the parents must realize, understand and learn how to deal with the weaknesses. Continue reading “5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children To Behave Better in School”
When you’re away from your home for an extended period of time, especially if you’re away during a time when kids are out of school, the first people to notice that you’re away probably won’t be your adult neighbors, but the kids and teenagers who walk around the neighborhood to pass the time. This can pose a problem while you’re away, especially if you have something tempting in your backyard, such as a pool or trampoline, as, even if you’re not home, you’re still responsible for any injuries that occur on your property. That’s why it’s so important to find ways to keep trespassing children off your property, not only when you’re out of town, but anytime you’re not home.
Home safety is a matter that parents begin to worry about from the very first moment they learn they will have a child. Fortunately, there are a number of actions they can take to make their homes safer and to teach children of every age how to be safe in the home. Here are five areas of home safety that should be on the top of your list to keep your children safe at home every day.
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When you have children, there are all kinds of expenses to keep in mind. One of the biggest is their oral health. Even before their teeth come in, you should be thinking about them getting braces. Here are four reasons children as young as seven should visit the orthodontist.
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As a parent, you want to keep your kids as healthy as possible. Their teeth are vital to their health. After all, how will they be able to eat properly or smile without good tooth care? It might be challenging for you to teach your kids about proper care of their teeth. However, it’s definitely achievable. Here are four parenting tips to help your kids care for their teeth.
Emphasize Tooth care
Your kids won’t realize how important tooth care is if you don’t tell them. You can’t be subtle about it either. You need be as clear with them as possible to get them into a regular brushing and flossing regimen. When it’s time for bed, tell them it’s time to brush their teeth and go to bed. This will put the importance of brushing into their minds at an early age. Soon enough, it will become a natural part of their routine without them thinking twice about it.
Christmas is one of the most special occasions for any child. The anticipation and excitement of receiving gifts can have your kids buzzing. To really make a Christmas special, you need to think of great gifts to give your kids. These are things that will be cherished and enjoyed well after the Christmas season has passed. Here are four great Christmas gifts for kids.
Toys are part of any great Christmas for a child. They can be all sorts of fun for them to enjoy, whether they’re for indoor or outdoor use. Lots of great memories can be formed from playing with or building these cherished toys. One of the best things to do is get toys based on pop culture characters that your kids love. This lets them bring their love for the characters into your home.